Personal power

Life:
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

Perspective:
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

People forget:
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Forgiveness:
It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.

Self Advocacy:
I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself.

Balance:
A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.

Courage:
One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Personal growth:
We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay – and rise!

Good…
I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.

Aging …
The most important thing I can tell you about aging is this: If you really feel that you want to have an off-the-shoulder blouse and some big beads and thong sandals and a dirndl skirt and a magnolia in your hair, do it. Even if you’re wrinkled.

Myself
I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.

—Maya Angelou

From an article from Uplift

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Posted by | Paul Reynolds
Paul has been a yoga teacher on the Island of Kauai for many years and is the facilitator of the weekly Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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